Musée Le Carroi: Art and History Museum of Chinon

Established in the House of the Estates-General, the museum displays archaeological collections and medieval statues. It also contains the cope of St Mexme (12C), the largest piece of Arabic silk in Europe, and a full-length portrait of Rabelais by Delacroix. The reception hall on the 2nd floor sports a hull-shaped timber ceiling and stages temporary exhibitions.

Useful information

Address:

44 rue Haute-St-Maurice, 37500 Chinon

Phone:

+33 2 47 93 18 12

Price:

3 € (-12 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

early May-mid Sep: daily except Tue 2.30pm-6.30pm; rest of year: Fri and weekends 2pm-6pm - closed mid Nov-end Mar

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